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Prague residents can donate to stray dogs as part of Christmas event

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This year, the employees at the shelter for homeless animals Troja will hold an annual Christmas charity event, inviting Prague residents to donate to homeless dogs on the 24th of December, according to Vinegret.cz. The event will be held in a less festive manner than usual, but, nevertheless, every person can still make the dogs’ days brighter by bringing food, toys, blankets, or other gifts.

Troja is a shelter for abandoned animals of the Municipal Police of the Capital City of Prague

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the shelter had to limit the celebrations to putting up a Christmas tree. Since 1993, the event is held with live music, performances by the police ensemble, a demonstration of the services dogs’ skills, competitions for children and visits to the shelter. On this day, thousands of people come to celebrate Christmas with the dogs – and often, even decided to adopt. For example, in 2015, citizens adopted ten dogs on this day.

In 2019, the event went incredibly well – according to Vinegret.cz, Czech citizens brought ten tons of food and delicacies (almost a year’s supply), warm blankets, various toys and 23 thousand CZK of money donations.

In these days, it is important to stick together as much as we can. Pay a visit to Troja and do not forget to wear a mask and keep a safe distance from other participants.

Address: V Zámcích 56, Praha 8 – Troja

Time: 24 December, Thursday, 10:00 – 16:00.

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